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Traveling Tackle Football

Information & Dates

Pictures outside of Northview School please wear your full uniform:

Tuesday, September 10th:

  • 7th grade Blue & Green 5:00pm
  • 6th grade Blue & Green 5:30pm

Wednesday, September 11th:

  • 8th grade Blue 5:00pm
  • 5th grade Grey & White 5:20pm
  • 3rd/4th grade Blue & White 5:40pm

Wildcat Night at EHS Stadium Friday, September 13th 7pm Varsity Football against Farmington:

  • Wear your EAA jersey and get into the high school game for free
  • EAA Flag and Tackle teams will be introduced on the field at half time
  • Players and coaches should meet with 5 minutes left in the 2nd quarter in the area north of the home stands by the long jump pits

2019 Tackle Football Information

Eagan Plays in the South Suburban Youth Football League SSYFL 

Youth Tackle Football Program (5th, 4th&3rd grade):

Competes against Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Eastview, Farmington, Lakeville North & Lakeville South.

Middle School Tackle Football Program (6th, 7th, 8th grade): 
Competes against Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Eastview, Farmington, Lakeville North, Lakeville South, Rosemount and Shakopee. 

https://www.ssyfl.net/   Link to SSYFL field locations. Rules can be found here.

Weight Limits

Who can RUN and who can CATCH the ball:

  • Grade           RUN/CARRY          CATCH*
  • 3rd/ 4th        =< 80lbs              81lbs – 95lbs
  • 5th               =< 105lbs            106lbs – 120lbs
  • 6th               =<120lbs             no limit
  • 7th               =<150lbs             no limit
  • 8th               no limit                no limit

*Players can catch a forward pass ahead of the line of scrimmage

Matt McCall

Football Commissioner, Director of Tackle Football Coaches and EAA 3rd-5th SSYFL Representative

Nathan Hansen

EAA 6th-8th SSYFL Representative

Josh Anderson

President and Executive Director of Football

Tentative 2020 Tackle Football Registration Dates

Registration: Opens Mid May - Closes July 21

Fees: $225 – 3rd through 8th; $25 late fee begins on July 1

2020 Tackle Football Information & Dates

2020 Tentative Bootcamp Schedule for 5th, 4th & 3rd Grade:

Tuesday 7/28  6:00p – 7:30p*     Helmet & mouth guard only

Wednesday 7/29  6:00p – 7:30p*     Helmet, mouth guard, & shoulder pads

Thursday 7/30  6:00p – 7:30p*    Helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, pants

- Using blue painters tape, put the last name of your child on the front of their helmet

- Always wear football cleats & the pennie provided on Tuesday 

- Bring WATER!

 *Actual end time is dependent on how fast the players work through each station.

2020 Tackle Football Program Summary

Program-Grade Tackle - 3 Tackle - 3&4 Tackle - 5 Tackle - 6&7&8
Registration Fee $225 $225 $225 $225
Late Fee $25 July 1st $25 July 1st $25 July 1st $25 July 1st
Registration Close July 20th July 20th July 20th July 20th
Football Size Pee Wee Pee Wee Junior Youth
Association Provided Gear Jersey, Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Pants Jersey, Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Pants Jersey, Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Pants Jersey, Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Girdle, Pants
Player Provided Gear Cleats, Mouth Guard, Athletic Supporter, Practice Jersey Cleats, Mouth Guard, Athletic Supporter, Practice Jersey Cleats, Mouth Guard, Athletic Supporter, Practice Jersey Cleats, Mouth Guard, Athletic Supporter
Equipment Handout TBD TBD TBD TBD
Season Start July 27th July 27th July 27th July 27th
Season End October 10th October 10th October 10th October 10th
Typical Practice Schedule Before Labor Day Monday - Thursday Monday – Thursday Monday – Thursday Monday - Thursday
Typical Practice Schedule After Labor Day Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Walkthrough Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Walkthrough Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Walkthrough Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday Walkthrough
Typical Game Schedule After Labor Day Saturday Monday, Tuesday Saturday, Monday Saturday, Tuesday Saturday, Tuesday
Referees 1 High School Student, 1 Adult 1 High School Students, 1 Adult 2 High School Students, 1 Adult 3 Adults
League SSYFL SSYFL SSYFL SSYFL
Playoffs Yes Yes Yes Yes

2020 Flag Football Program Summary

Program-Grade Flag - 1 Flag - 2 Flag - 3 Flag - 4 Flag - 5&6 Flag - 7&8
Registration Fee $110 $110 $110 $110 $110 $110
Late Fee $25 July 1st $25 July 1st $25 July 1st $25 July 1st $25 July 1st $25 July 1st
Registration Close July 20th July 20th July 20th July 20th July 20th July 20th
Football Size Pee Wee Pee Wee Pee Wee Pee Wee Pee Wee Junior
Association Provided Gear Jersey & Flags Jersey & Flags Jersey & Flags Jersey & Flags Jersey & Flags Jersey & Flags
Player Provided Gear Cleats, Mouth Guard Cleats, Mouth Guard Cleats, Mouth Guard Cleats, Mouth Guard Cleats, Mouth Guard Cleats, Mouth Guard
Equipment Handout N/A N/A N/A N/A N/a N/A
Season Start August 17th August 17th August 18th August 18th August 18th August 17th
Season End October 10th October 10th October 10th October 10th October 10th October 10th
Typical Practice Schedule Before Labor Day Monday & Wednesday Monday & Wednesday Tuesday & Thursday Tuesday & Thursday Tuesday & Thursday Monday & Wednesday
Typical Practice Schedule After Labor Day Monday Monday Tuesday & Thursday Tuesday & Thursday Tuesday & Thursday Monday
Typical Game Schedule After Labor Day Saturday Afternoon Saturday Afternoon Saturday Afternoon Saturday Afternoon Saturday Afternoon Saturday Afternoon
Referees Parents Parents Parents Parents Parents Parents
League EAA In-house EAA In-house EAA In-house EAA In-house EAA In-house EAA In-House & Apple Valley
Playoffs No No No No No No

Grade Appropriate Tackle Football Sizes:

Many of you have asked "What size football will my son be using this year?". Here is the answer:

3rd & 4th Grade = PeeWee

5th Grade = Junior

6th & 7th & 8th Grade = Youth

These sizes should be available at most sporting goods stores. Just look for these names.